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International Diploma in ICT

MQF/EQF Level

This Diploma is at MQF/EQF Level 4.

Available both as DAY SESSIONS or EVENING SESSIONS.

 

 ECTS Credits

 60 ECTS 

 

Description of Study Programme

Modules:

  • Object Oriented Programming - 12 ECTS

This module develops your understanding of Object oriented programming is an industry proven method for developing reliable modular programs and is popular in software engineering.

Learning Outcomes: 

At the end of the module/unit you will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

  1. Understand the characteristics of object orientation
  2. Use simple object oriented design method
  3. Use object oriented concepts to create and test an object oriented program.

 

  • Advanced Databases - 12 ECTS

Many jobs involve the use of databases and for this reason employees with database skills are valued. The advantages of using a database are extensive, including significantly reduced data storage requirements, improved record manipulation and faster access to records.

Learning Outcomes: 

At the end of the module/unit you will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

  1. Understand the purpose and features of relational databases
  2. Create, populate and test a multiple database
  3. Use advanced features of a database and test functionality.

 

  • Logic and Linguistics (including Mathematics and English)6 ECTS

Here we will go through the basic notions of logic; arguments, truth-tables and logical properties of compound sentences and Identity; functions, translation to and from predicate logic.

Learning Outcomes: 

At the end of the module/unit you will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

Logic

  1. Basic notions of logic; arguments; the connectives
  2. Truth-tables and logical properties of compound sentences
  3. Identity; functions, translation to and from predicate logic

Linguistics

  1. Foundation of Linguistics
  2. Skills for the Linguistics of English
  3. Computational linguistics 

 

  • Business and Entrepreneurship (including Creative Thinking and Presentation Skills)6 ECTS

This unit starts by exploring the range of new technologies that have impacted business and then considers why it is necessary for organisations to respond. It also looks at how developments in IT.

Learning Outcomes: 

At the end of the module/unit you will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

  1. Understand information technology developments that have had an impact on organisations
  2. Understand why organisations need to change in response to information technology developments
  3. Understand how organisations adapt activities in response to information technology developments.

 

  • ICT Systems in the Industry8 ECTS

In this unit you will understand how these industries are benefiting from these applications in terms of efficiency and effectiveness towards enhancing their performance and why these industries need to consider to change or update in order to remain cost effective and competitive.

Learning Outcomes: 

At the end of the module/unit you will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

  1. Understand ICT applications that have an impact on industries.
  2. Industries are mainly related to those which are active and economically viable in Malta – such as Tourist, manufacturing, Aircraft maintenance, Agriculture, Pharmaceutical Industries, Craft & Creative Industries, and Financial Services (inc Banking & Accountancy).
  3. Understand how these industries are benefiting from these applications in terms of efficiency and effectiveness towards enhancing their performance.
  4. Understand why these industries need to consider to change or update in order to remain cost effective and competitive.

 

  • Computer Systems and Networks Fundamentals16 ECTS

Most IT practitioners will at some stage have to set up, use, customise and maintain a computer system or systems. In order to do so effectively they will need to understand the components that make up a computer system. The operating system interacts with the hardware components in order to make a functioning machine. Although the Microsoft operating system currently dominates the market, it is not the only operating system and learners should explore at least one other.

Learning Outcomes: 

At the end of the module/unit you will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

  1. Understand the hardware components of computer systems
  2. Understand the software components of computer systems
  3. Understand the diverse types of network systems and devices in common use and how the different technologies operate and communicate
  4. Understand the OSI and TCP/IP and their relationship to the operation of network systems

 

This Diploma is delivered in a flexible classroom-based method with support from online learning platform. 

 

Programme Aims

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of ICT principles and concepts.
  • Demonstrate a solid foundation and a breath of knowledge in databases, programming and industry related topics
  • Enhance your career opportunities in ICT or further studies.
  • Improve research and lifelong learning skills

 

Method of Assessment

Assessment is carried out through home/class-based assignments, which means you will have plenty of time to dedicate to each criteria. By having small classes you will have more time for discussions where you can share your experiences at your place of work.  

 

Entry Requirements

Students should be in possession of either of the following:

 

  • School Leaving Certificate, ECDL Standard certificate, and 3 GCSE; OR
  • Relevant qualification at MQF/EQF Level 3;
  • If English is not your first language, you will need IELTS 5.5 or equivalent

 

 Students should produce copies of certificates, full CV in EuroFormat and passport-size photo.

 

Awarding Body

Domain Academy

 

Intakes

October and January

 

Price

Local Price: €2,450 

 

Duration of Study Programme

1 Academic Year (both for Day Sessions and Evening Sessions)

 

Who Should Apply?

Students who wish to start from the basics and work their way to a degree level.  Students who do not fully meet the entry requirements for the Higher National Diploma are also encouraged to apply for this level.

 

Next Step

Successful completion of the International Diploma in ICT will lead the student to applying for the Bachelor's Degree programme in Information Technology or Computer Science.


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Last Updated: 06 Sep 17

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